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A systematic review of the effectiveness of training and education for the protection of workers.

Authors
Robson-L; Stephenson-C; Schulte-P; Amick-B; Chan-S; Bielecky-A; Wang-A; Heidotting-T; Irvin-E; Eggerth-D; Peters-R; Clarke-J; Cullen-K; Boldt-L; Rotunda-C; Grubb-P
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-127, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Institute for Work & Health, 2010 Jan; :1-140
NIOSHTIC No.
20036511
Abstract
Occupational health and safety (OHS) training is an important part of managing workplace hazards and risks. Such training may involve instruction on identifying occupational risks and how to control them, learning about safe workplace practices and how to properly use personal protective equipment. Businesses want to know whether training can meet the goals of decreasing workplace injuries and illness, and whether the cost of training programs can be justified. This systematic review was conducted to determine whether OHS training and education programs have a beneficial effect on workers and firms. The review showed that: 1. Workplace education and training programs have a positive impact on OHS practices of workers. However, there is not enough high quality evidence to show whether OHS training on its own has an impact on health (for example, by reducing injuries or symptoms). 2. There is currently insufficient evidence to determine whether a single session of high engagement training has a greater impact compared to a single session of low/medium engagement training.
Keywords
Training; Work-practices; Personal-protective-equipment; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Safety-research; Safety-education; Safety-practices
Publication Date
20100101
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-107337
NTIS Price
A08
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2010-127
NIOSH Division
EID; DART
Priority Area
Healthcare and Social Assistance
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH; TX; PA; WV
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